Öhlins Road & Track Coilover Suspension - Mk5 / 6 - Golf , GTI , Rabbit
NGP is proud to present the latest step in the Öhlins Racing automotive philosophy – Road & Track by Öhlins. Perfection in performance.
The focus has been clear from the very beginning – superior road handling without sacrificing comfort in your day-to-day transports.
Öhlins Road & Track kits are the perfect upgrade for "dual purpose" dailly-drives/ spirited-commutes during the week to autocross and track events on the weekend.
The unique Öhlins DFV technology maintains composure through bumps and compressions, settling the car quicker to provide better traction at all times.
Equipped with Öhlins suspension your car will feel more composed and compliant, both on the road and track, giving you more control and inspiring greater confidence, but without compromising on comfort.
- DFV (Dual Flow Valve)
- Corrosion Salt Spray Tested According to ISO 9227
- 2 Year Limited Warranty
- Eibach ERS Coil Springs
- Inverted McPherson Monotube Design DFV Struts
- Eibach ERS Coil Springs rated at 70 N/mm (399 lbs/in.)
- Ride Height Adjustable
- Spring Preload Adjuster
- External Adjuster Controls Both Compression and Rebound in Matched Steps
- Dust Boots
- Eibach ERS Coil Springs rated at 60 N/mm (342 lbs/in.)
- Ride Height Adjustable
- External adjuster controls both Compression and Rebound in matched steps
- Dust Boots
- Lightweight Aluminum Body
- Monotube Design DFV shocks
Fits the following vehicles with a McPherson strut diameter of 54.6 mm:
- VW Mk5 GTI 2.0T
- VW Mk5 Golf / Rabbit 2.5L
- VW Mk6 Golf 2.5L
- VW Mk6 Golf TDI
- VW MK6 GTI 2.0T
Adjustment and Install Instructions: Here
The Features Of DFV Technology
So what is DFV? It is Dual Flow Valve technology – and it sets us apart from the competitors. Only Öhlins has DFV technology on its road and track products.
With DFV, the dual flow valve gives the same characteristics on rebound as it does on compression, thanks the damper fluid having a consistent path of flow in both directions. This means that the wheel and tyre can quickly and effectively resume their important position back on the ground, providing grip and traction. The new Öhlins R&T range uses DFV technology on every single fitment, making it the perfect upgrade for the enthusiast that needs comfort and agility in the one unit.
Because DFV opens more quickly and easily on minor road imperfections, ride comfort is surprisingly supple and more akin to an OEM strut than a coilover set-up. Over undulating surfaces, the compliancy of the R&T units allows the car to crest bumps and pot-holes, whilst still keep stable and in control. Traction is always maintained at its optimum level. When comparing suspension, why settle for second best?
When adjusting ride height on coilover units, it’s worth comparing how it’s done. On many inferior designs, height is adjusted by raising or lowering the lower spring platform. This has the effect of compressing or extending the spring, which can limit the suspension travel that may cause topping out. The Öhlins method is to leave the spring seat in its perfect position, whilst the lower flange spins easily on the threaded body, to allow you to adjust with absolute precision whilst maintaining the perfect characteristics that we took so long to design in! Once you’ve set it all up, the adjuster simply locks off to maintain your exact settings.
Dampers will get hot. That’s one thing that you can be sure of. As the piston moves within the damper, it generates friction – and therefore, heat. Although we can’t stop heat, we can deal with it, and this is yet another way that Öhlins differs from the competition. As the heat increases, the viscosity of the damper fluid can change, altering the car’s handling characteristics. Their unique needle bleed valve expands with temperature, closing the gap that the fluid travels through, maintaining a consistent damping rate. The best thing of all? You won’t even notice! All you’ll feel is that the car responds consistently, lap after lap, turn after turn. Allowing you to concentrate on braking points and apexes whilst the Öhlins technology takes care of the damping.
These kits all work well ‘out of the box’, but there’s still plenty of adjustment for you to set things your way. You like stiff and reactive? Or soft and forgiving? It’s all there. Too much low speed rebound damping can have an adverse effect on grip, so the easily accessible adjuster at the base of the Öhlins units allows small, but positive increments of fine tuning, so you can take into account every single parameter. Sounds complicated? Nothing could be further for the truth. Just a few clicks either way from our factory settings will soon have your car responding precisely to your inputs and driving style.
The choice of materials used is one of the key factors behind Öhlins success. Each component is surface treated to ensure reduced friction and superior performance. The piston shaft and damper walls are micro-finished and plateau honed for optimum lubricity and low friction coefficient. This attention to detail is the same across the entire range of Öhlins products. Without this fine surface finishing, excessive friction can reduce the compliancy of the damper causing a loss of function.
Damping rate on the R&T units is fully adjustable and ties compression and rebound together as a matched setting, meaning that in 99% of cases, the units will work superbly, straight ‘out of the box’ with only the smallest adjustments required to suit the car or drivers individual preferences. Despite what other suspension manufacturers may tell you, comfort is king, even when you are trying to set-up a competition machine. Our vast experience on events like the World Rally Championship and Isle of Man TT races has shown us that the fastest drivers and riders are those that aren’t being shaken to bits as they go flat out. The ‘science of compliance’ is a hugely important part of our design work.
And last but not least, is durability. Öhlins is used to building components that survive one of the toughest environments in the World. The carbon steels bodies are salt spray tested and can service 240 hours of abuse, whilst still retaining function. Don’t let those stunning race car looks fool you. These are real-world units for daily driven cars.
Note: AWD models have not yet been tested.
VW Scirocco, 2008- also fits the “R” version of this car, however the height of the car with the Öhlins kit will remain the same as the OE car as the “R” version is lower as standard. Performance of our kit for this car is not affected and still at a very high level. At the moment thier intention is not to lower this car further as the stroke is needed for the best performance and comfort.
Öhlins has also added a clever light-weight design with a majority of the parts in aluminium and on top of that all shocks have suffered through vast corrosion tests according to ISO 9227.
2-year limited warranty on all Öhlins products - worldwide
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